Lenovo Legion drops new normal holiday gaming gift guide

The holiday season is finally upon us after what seems to be a never-ending year because of the ongoing battle with COVID-19. For gamers who are itching to kick back and face the kind of battles they prefer, this can be an opportune time to reward themselves or their loved ones by getting a new gaming device. Global innovation leader Lenovo, through its gaming sub-brand Legion, came up with the ultimate 2020 gaming gift guide filled with the season’s best devices for the first-rate gaming experience.

“Gaming is a proven effective stress reliever in trying times. Lenovo teamed up with the World Health Organization in the ongoing #PlayApartTogether initiative to encourage the activity during the pandemic, while also helping promote crucial health guidelines such as physical distancing and proper hand hygiene. We encourage everyone to do some gaming to cap off their 2020 as it creates many opportunities and new memories with family and friends,” said Michael Ngan, Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager.

Check out Lenovo Legion’s top gaming device picks below.

Legion Slim 7i – Slim yet savage

     Display: 15.6” FHD resolution display with 144Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB

·        Processor: 10th-Generation Intel Core i7-10750H

·        Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

·        Memory: 16GB 2933MHz DDR4 RAM

·        Storage: 1TB SSD (with extra SSD slot)

·        OS: Windows 10 Home

·        Price: PHP 99,995

·        Where to buy: All Lenovo authorized retailers nationwide and official online stores

Leading the pack of Legion devices this 2020 is the Legion Slim 7i made for hardcore gamers and those looking for a powerful yet slim notebook. Weighing only 1.8 kg and is 17.9 mm thin, it’s the lightest gaming laptop in the world to house NVIDIA’s powerful GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card that enables more realism in games than ever before through its real-time ray tracing capabilities. Combined with its 10th-Generation Intel Core processor and incredible memory and storage capacity, the Legion Slim 7i can handle everything you throw at it, whether for gaming, studying, or working at home.

Legion Y740Si – A visual feast for the eyes

Display: 15.6” In-Plane Switching (IPS) display with UHD resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR)

·        Processor: 10th-Generation Intel Core i7-10750H

·        Graphics: Powered by Legion BoostStation eGPU with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card

·        Memory: 16GB DDR4 RAM

·        Storage: 1TB SSD

·        OS: Windows 10

·        Price: PHP 144,995

·        Where to buy: Legion SM North EDSA, Lenovo SM Mall of Asia, Lenovo SM Marikina, Legion SM Megamall, Lenovo SM Megamall, and Legion SM Cebu; Complink, VillMan, Accent Hub, and Thinking Tools in Cebu and Davao

With an impressive 4K display and dual Dolby Atmos speakers that give off immersive 3D audio, cinephiles and K-drama fans are sure to enjoy the Legion Y740Si. Once done bingeing, users can easily switch to playing whatever they want in the highest of settings thanks to its BoostStation eGPU that houses an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. It also comes equipped with Legion’s impressive Coldfront 2.0 thermal management system technology which makes viewing, working, or gaming longer without any worries about overheating.

Legion 5Pi – A perfect balance of style and adrenaline

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For those looking for a gaming notebook that strikes the balance between style and savagery, the Legion 5Pi may be the device for you. It’s sure to make heads turn with its minimalist design, white backlit “Y” logo, and subtle Iron Grey chassis. Adding visual flair is its impressive FHD (1920×1080) IPS Anti-glare display with 300nits brightness and 144Hz refresh rates that allow for smoother and lifelike motion during games or while watching films. The Legion 5Pi also has Dual Burn technology that pushes the processor and graphics card together for improved framerates.

·     Display: 15.6” In-Plane Switching (IPS) display with FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, less than 3 ms response time, 100% sRGB, Dolby Vision Enabled, 300 nits of brightness

·        Processor: 10th-Generation Intel Core i7-10750H

·        Graphics: Up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX1660Ti graphics card

·        Memory: 8GB 2933MHz DDR4 RAM (with an expansion slot)

·        Storage: 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (with an SSD expansion slot)

·        OS: Windows 10 Home

·        Price: Starts at PHP 71,995

·        Where to buy: All Legion Concept Stores nationwide

Legion 5 & 5i – Mainstream workhorses

Built for mainstream gamers on a budget but who want a superior gaming experience, the Legion 5 and Legion 5i gaming notebooks offer an abundance of performance options assuring everyone value for their money. Both come with several smart features such as the Coldfront 2.0 thermal management system, TrueStrike keyboard, and improved battery life that can be prolonged further using Advanced Optimus and Hybrid Mode. Setting apart the devices is their processor, with the Legion 5 having up to AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor and the Legion 5i coming with up to an Intel Core 

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·        Display: Up to 15.6″ FHD IPS (1920 x 1080, 500 nits brightness, up to 240Hz refresh rate, less than 1ms response time, 100% sRGB, Dolby Vision enabled, VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified

·        Processor: Up to AMD Ryzen™ 7 4800H mobile processor (Legion 5) or 10th-Generation Intel Core  i7-10750H processor (Legion 5i)

·        Graphics: up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card

·        Memory: Up to 16GB 3200MHz (Legion 5) or 2933MHz DDR4 RAM (with an expansion slot)

·        Storage: Up to 1TB PCIe SSD (with an SSD expansion slot)

·        OS: Windows 10

·        Price: Starts at PHP 56,995

·        Where to buy: All Legion Concept Stores and Lenovo authorized resellers nationwide and official online stores

IdeaPad Gaming 3 & 3i – Ultimate value-for-money gaming device

The IdeaPad Gaming 3 and 3i are perfect for those who don’t want to break the bank when getting into gaming. Despite being priced below PHP 60,000, both are filled with features found in high-end gaming laptops such as a 15.6” FHD (1920×1080) Anti-glare display with a 120Hz refresh rate that keeps visuals crisp and tear-free during battle. Both devices also come with an intuitive keyboard setup where each key has a curved dish that allows the fingers to sit comfortably in the center of the key, helping to ensure correct keypresses and improving accuracy. Through its Power Charge technology, the laptop’s battery can already have 50% capacity in just 30 minutes of charging.

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·        Display: 15.6″ FHD IPS (1920 x 1080), 250 nits brightness, 120 Hz refresh rate

·        Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 4600H  (IdeaPad Gaming 3) or 10th-Generation Intel Core i7-10750H (IdeaPad Gaming 3i)

·        Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti graphics card

·        Memory: 8GB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM or 2933Mhz DDR4 RAM for the IdeaPad Gaming 3i (with expansion slot)

·        Storage: Up to 512GB SSD storage with an SSD expansion slot

·        OS: Windows 10 Home

·        Price: Starts at PHP 46,995

·        Where to buy: All Legion Concept Stores and Lenovo authorized resellers nationwide and official online stores

Legion Phone Duel – A mobile gaming beast

Lenovo also offers a premium gaming flagship smartphone to mobile gaming enthusiasts — the Legion Phone Duel. It is among the first gaming smartphones in the world to have the brand-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus processor that delivers desktop-quality gaming. The Legion Phone Duel is a landscape-optimized mobile gaming rig that can live most of its life on landscape mode and leverage the power of 5G for the richest gaming experiences and livestream on the go at the touch of a button. Further enhancing gameplay is its 240Hz touch sampling rate which registers commands in an instant, gyro sensors, and dual ultrasonic shoulder keys for more opportunities to win.


·        Display: 6.65” Full HD AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate

·        Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus

·        Memory: 12GB (Blazing Blue), 16GB (Vengeance Red)

·        Storage: 256GB (Blazing Blue), 512GB (Vengeance Red)

·        Battery: 5000mAh with 65W Turbo Power Charging

·        Rear camera: 64MP, f/1.9 25mm (wide), 16MP, f/2.2, 120 degree, 16mm (ultrawide)

·        Front camera: 20MP, f/2.2, 25nn (wide), Motorized side-mounted pop-up camera

·        Price: PHP 39,995 (Blazing Blue); PHP 49,995 (Vengeance Red)

·        Where to buy: All Lenovo authorized resellers nationwide and official online stores

To make gamers feel more at ease while playing, the Legion notebooks above come with Lenovo’s 3-Year Premium Care solution that provides comprehensive technical hardware and software support, including a 24×7 direct hotline to engineers and On-Site repair. With this solution, not only is Lenovo a world leader in providing PC and consumer hardware, but it is also an integrated solutions provider that’s more than capable of addressing the critical needs of its customers.

And since it’s the holiday season, Lenovo is gifting customers of participating Legion devices through its The Empire Christmas Sale promo that lasts until December 31, 2020. Those buying any Legion, IdeaPad, or IdeaCentre Gaming device can earn corresponding Empire Points that can be used to redeem exclusive Legion merchandise. Full details of the promo are available at <legion.fan/EmpireSalePH>.

Hopefully with this list, Lenovo Legion can help you find the ultimate Christmas gift this new normal holiday season. All devices assure an incredible and immersive experience that’ll help get rid of this year’s worries away. For the list of stores, visit <lnv.gy/2WYt0es>. More information about the devices and other promotions can be obtained at the official Legion Philippines Facebook page <fb.com/lenovolegionPH> or the website <www.lenovo.com/ph/en/legion>.